A leading family company in the South Pacific

In Vitro Technologies is a Scientific and Medical distribution company specialising in the sale and support of scientific, clinical diagnostic, medical and related products. The company was established in 2002 and is 100% owned by the multi-generational family company JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd. JJ Richards & Sons Pty Ltd was established in 1932 and is the largest privately owned waste and environmental management company in Australia, employing over 1,200 employees throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Our beginnings

In Vitro Technologies has developed a reputation for being one of the most dynamic and successful companies in the Australian scientific, diagnostic, medical consumables and equipment

In early 2003, Biotech Ltd. operating for over 20 years in Auckland as a national distributor for medical and clinical diagnostic products, was the company’s first acquisition. In 2004 In Vitro Technologies acquired Medos, established in 1958 as a well known supplier in the Australian scientific and medical market. The combination of these entities has brought together a strengthened partnership of key international suppliers.


In Vitro Technologies consists of four major Business Units focused on providing our customers with the highest quality products and services in the areas of:

Towards the future

In the future, as in the past In Vitro Technologies will be working towards developing strategic alliances with researchers who may require assistance with funding, licensing, product commercialisation and distribution. We are committed to the ideology that Australia needs to continue to undertake research, provide world-class healthcare, and ultimately improve health standards in all areas ensuring In Vitro Technologies makes a valuable contribution.

5 Cutting Edge Divisions
3000 Products Placed Nationally 2015-16
7 Locations in Australia and New Zealand